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Notice is hereby given that the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) has released project number 20210910YARTS – YARTS Transit Service Operator, Bus Maintenance, and Bus Fuel Provider.
YARTS is seeking proposals from a qualified contractor to provide supervision, technical, personnel and operating services, transit vehicles, vehicle maintenance, and fuel, necessary for the daily operation of YARTS. The primary goal of YARTS acquiring such services is to provide the region with the advantages of quality transit services that offer an alternative to driving in the Yosemite region.
The RFP can be obtained by clicking Related Documents below.
YARTS is not liable for any costs incurred by Proposers in responding to this RFP. Proposers are hereby notified that Proposals become public record. Proposers are to clearly identify any information that is confidential and/or proprietary and submit a redacted copy of their proposal with the confidential and/or proprietary information. In the event of a Public Records Act or Freedom of Information Act request, YARTS will use the redacted copy submitted by the Proposer in response and the failure to provide a redacted copy may result in the disclosure of a Proposer’s entire response. YARTS is not responsible or liable for the disclosure of any information that is not clearly labeled as confidential and/or proprietary and provided in redacted form.
The following Special Program(s) are applicable to this RFP.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program: This solicitation and resultant Agreement is financed in whole or in part with federal funds and therefore subject to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26 (49 CFR 26) entitled “Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs.” In compliance with 49 CFR 26, Caltrans set an overall annual DBE goal comprising both race neutral and race conscious elements. To ensure equal participation for DBE groups specified in 49 CFR 26.5, Caltrans specifies a contract goal for DBE participation. The required goal for DBE participation in this solicitation is two percent (2%).
To ensure applicable participation of the specified DBEs as defined in 49 CFR 26.5, this solicitation’s goal applies to all certified DBEs. Only certified DBE participation will count toward the Agreement goal for this solicitation. DBE participation will count towards Caltrans’ federally mandated overall annual DBE goal. In order to ascertain whether its overall annual DBE goal is being achieved, Caltrans tracks DBE participation on all federal-aid contracts.
It is the Bidder’s/Proposer’s responsibility to verify that the DBE firm is certified as a DBE by the specified bid submittal due date and time. For a list of DBEs certified by the California United Certification Program (CUCP), go to: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/find_certified.htm
Proposer shall complete and submit Bidder/Proposer Disadvantaged Business Enterprise DBE Information ADM-0227F and/or Bidder/Proposer Disadvantaged Business Enterprise DBE Good Faith Efforts Documentation ADM-0312 for detailed information and the required forms. Required forms will be made a part of the Agreement. Failure to meet the DBE goal or Good Faith Effort requirements and provide required DBE participation may result a bid/proposal being rejected as non-responsive.
The requirement to advertise for the purpose of identifying potential DBEs is waived.